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Old 06-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #1711
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anyone read the court of owls? been great so far. once i get more time on my hand, ill look at some classic batman titles like year one and then its marvel civil war time
this has been a fantastic arc, been loving every issue regarding it.

and that's a solid plan right there, can't go wrong with some classic batman
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:21 PM   #1712
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^I'm at issue 6 or 7. I have 8 & 9 too but turns out the scans I got were in Espanol. But yeah, even though imnnot such a big fan of the art, I couldn't stop reading.
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Old 06-02-2012, 02:48 PM   #1713
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I DLed Ultimate Spider Man 1-10 to try to catch up.

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Old 06-04-2012, 04:19 PM   #1714
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Miles Morales is just fine.

I had some serious doubts about his age, and demeanor but after reading the issues I think this can really work.

I enjoy that fact that he is like a constant self-doubter. Like to the point of it being a disorder. At first I thought we'd be dealing with like an emo Spidey. I thought he'd be all doom and gloom and just like a serious moody teeny version.

BUT, once he got into the swing of things he began to come out, but ONLY in costume. He's smart, and uses it to be snarky just like Parker. Now if it remains that he's only like that while Spidey then I think it'll be awesome. He puts on the mask and is who he really is. If they show him dealing with his pressures as Miles, and dealing with being 13, then letting loose as Spidey... I mean it works.

I also enjoy that he has to try to crawl out of Parker's shadow. He studies him, and tries to do things like him. I think that'll be another great arch, is him trying to figure out his own thing, instead of being Parker. He also has some serious naivete which puts him in some spots. I like that he and his friend are doing what we would all probably have done had we gotten powers at 13.

I thought I'd be annoyed by his being so easily influenced, as shown by his uncle, but it makes sense if you think about it. He's a scared 13 year old and the only adult that he knows well that he can turn to is his uncle. I thought I'd be annoyed by his bummer attitude but it works really well. I thought I'd hate his new powers and the venom strike is a bit of a problem since it seems to be way to powerful and it's tough to understand why he doesn't use it all the time.

But all in all. Miles Morales has the potential to make a great Spidey. That it's in the hands of Brian Michael Bendis makes me think it should reach that potential.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:30 PM   #1715
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as everyone here probably knows, i love almost all things spider-man (except spider-man 3, that was terrible). and i really dig Miles, and am super pumped for Spider-Men.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:35 PM   #1716
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as everyone here probably knows, i love almost all things spider-man (except spider-man 3, that was terrible). and i really dig Miles, and am super pumped for Spider-Men.

Yeah. It's been a while since I've decided to pick up a series, and I've been reading mostly backlog stuff I have to catch up on but I'm probably gonna pick up the Morales run now. And Spider Men.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #1717
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Yeah. It's been a while since I've decided to pick up a series, and I've been reading mostly backlog stuff I have to catch up on but I'm probably gonna pick up the Morales run now. And Spider Men.
what are you reading right now? if you're not reading Animal-Man or Swamp Thing, you need to get on that as they are easily two of the best books DC is putting out right now
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:03 PM   #1718
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what are you reading right now? if you're not reading Animal-Man or Swamp Thing, you need to get on that as they are easily two of the best books DC is putting out right now

I'm trying to find Static Shock right now. And I was reading some Thanos stuff cause I wanted to brush up you know? Wink Wink

But I have heard a ton about Animal-Man. You say I should check it out? I also heard that the new 52 Aqua Man was worth a look. Have you picked it up at all?
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Old 06-04-2012, 05:22 PM   #1719
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I came across a comic called "Battle Pope" it could be good, but I think they are going to paint Jesus and God as goofy characters. God being goofy is one of the problems I had with The Chronicles of Wormwood. God could have been interesting, but wasn't.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:15 PM   #1720
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I'm trying to find Static Shock right now. And I was reading some Thanos stuff cause I wanted to brush up you know? Wink Wink

But I have heard a ton about Animal-Man. You say I should check it out? I also heard that the new 52 Aqua Man was worth a look. Have you picked it up at all?
I got the first 8 of the new Aquaman. It's pretty good, might pay to go back and download some to see if you dig it. I dropped it, but that was due to me picking up the Nightwing series for COO.
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Old 06-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #1721
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I'm trying to find Static Shock right now. And I was reading some Thanos stuff cause I wanted to brush up you know? Wink Wink

But I have heard a ton about Animal-Man. You say I should check it out? I also heard that the new 52 Aqua Man was worth a look. Have you picked it up at all?
you better check out The Thanos Imperative if you're reading up on Thanos
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Geoff Johns is doing work with Aquaman, you should check out at least the first book to see if you dig it.

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Old 06-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #1722
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Alright you guys convinced me, Imma pick up Aquaman too. Geoff Johns has his moments.

Yeah I was gonna read Imperative but decided to reread all of my Thanos stuff in order so I went back and started with I think it was Thanos Quest. Gonna work my up from there.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:21 PM   #1723
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agreed. aquaman is one of my favorite dc books right now, although that's not saying much since most of the new 52 suck
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Old 06-05-2012, 01:52 AM   #1724
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agreed. aquaman is one of my favorite dc books right now, although that's not saying much since most of the new 52 suck
Yea, I started with a few, but I'm down to All-Star Western, Batman and Detective Comics as the only ones I still buy.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:10 PM   #1725
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While I love comics and superheroes, I've been out of actually reading comics for a few years now.

Has anyone read Batman Vol. 1: The Court of Owls (The New 52)?

Anyone know if it's available for download online, or is it only available in print?
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